The Border Watch : June 11th 2014
4 NEWS Solo flight for charity A TEENAGER from Cleveland in Queensland is set to fly solo around Australia to raise money for the Royal Flying Doctors Service, which regularly provides medical assistance in the South East. A secondary objective of the project is to motivate youth to actively contribute to their communities. Alex Fisher, a member of the Australian Air Force Cadets studying Year 12, has designed the project to combine his passion for flying with his desire to contribute to Australian communities. PERFORMANCE + LONG LIFE = SAVINGS HOME • BUSINESS • RURAL • OFF GRID Gambier Electronics Pty Ltd SOLAR POWER FOR: 20 White Avenue 8723 2122 www.gambierelectronics.com.au NEW INFRASTRUCTURE: Mount Gambier Telstra Store licensee Brendon Armitage and Telstra Country Wide general manager Mark Bolton have welcomed Telstra’s latest infrastructure upgrade. 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Call Michelle at our Mount Gambier offi ce on 8726 0990 or visit crsaustralia.gov.au crsaustralia.gov.au RESIDENTS and businesses in Mount Gambier can now experience faster internet speeds on ADSL services following infrastructure upgrades. Telstra Country Wide area general manager for South Australia Mark Bolton said Telstra was investing in communities across the country to bring faster speeds and improved access to technology. “We want to make sure our customers have the best experience possible when using our network,” he said. “We’ve listened to local residents who want more consistent access to higher internet speeds and the opportunity to use some of our premium products.” Mr Bolton said the infrastructure at the city’s exchange had struggled to meet the demand for fast internet at peak times in Mount Gambier. “We’re very excited that this upgrade will allow many of our customers to have a more consistent speed experience when using their ADSL service, either at home or at work,” he said. Mr Bolton said Mount Gambier residents could expect to see important benefits from the upgrade. “Telstra is committed ongoing to innovat ion and investment in Mount Gambier,” he said. “The close working relation- ships we have with our local communities are critical to meet the growing needs and expectations of our customers. “There may be some individual reasons customers still do not get the internet speeds they expect from their service and these include a customer’s distance from the exchange, their equipment and whether or not they are served by the specific parts of the exchange that have received an upgrade.” Aviation safety review Awards to highlight top food businesses Mt Gambier Safety Supplies WE STOCK: • Chaps • Gloves • Hard Hats • Face Shields • Safety Boots • Hi Vis Clothing • Ear Muffs Not just a safety store! 118 PENOLA ROAD, MT GAMBIER Phone 8724 8011 www.mtgambiersafety.com.au 4 - The Border Watch, Wednesday, June 11, 2014 A PANEL of leading independent aviation experts has completed a comprehensive review into Australia’s aviation safety regulation and presented its report to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss. The review was commissioned by Mr Truss in November 2013 following a Coalition commitment during the 2013 federal election. “Aviation services are an essential part of Australia’s economy, so it is vital we foster an aviation industry that is dynamic and growing, overseen by a regulatory system that delivers the highest level of safety,” Mr Truss said. “Australia has an internationally renowned and enviable aviation safety record and to keep it that way it is important and appropriate to rigorously assess our aviation safety regulatory system to ensure continued excellence.” Mr Truss said the independent review verified Australia’s status as a leader in aviation safety, backed by an advanced aviation regulatory system, but it also identified opportunities for system improvements to ensure Australia remained at the forefront of aviation standards. “The recommendations span issues including the relationship between the regulator and operators, a more collaborative approach to regulatory oversight and the role of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority board,” Mr Truss said. “The report highlights opportunities to improve regulatory reform and to provide greater clarity around aviation safety regulations by moving from a two to three tiered regulatory approach.” The full report is available online at www. infrastructure.gov.au. Comments are open until June 30. THE state’s highest performing and game-changing food businesses will be rewarded in the annual SA Food Industry Awards Program. “The annual awards program provides the opportunity for our dynamic food producers to raise the bar and seek even greater achievement,” Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Minister Leon Bignell said. Themed The State of Champions, the 2014 awards will showcase the best of South Australia’s food industry. Mr Bignell said a new category - the Primary Industries and Regions South Australia Duncan MacGillivray Entrepreneur Award - has been introduced to honour the extensive contribution to the state’s food and wine industries of Mr MacGillivray, who passed away in January. “Introducing an award in Duncan’s name recog- nises his passion and achievements,” he said. “The category aims to recognise an individual who has developed and driven a successful entrepreneurial idea for the food industry, encompassing the current award categories of innovation, export, new product, sustainability, primary producer and people skills development.” The entrepreneur will be judged by a panel of industry experts and is not open to entry. Awards website to Facebook, Twitter and SMS, giving the public ample options to shout from the rooftop which South Australian food business they support. “It allows the passionate spirit of our industry to shine through, with businesses provided creative license to engage directly with their local customers to encourage votes.” Visit safoodawards.com.au for more details. Entries close July 14. Food South Australia chief executive Catherine Barnett said the awards not only recognise achievements within the food industry, but also enable businesses to evaluate and benchmark themselves against the best. “Businesses also have the oppor- tunity to connect with consumers through the Brand South Australia Consumer Award,” Ms Barnett said. “This year the voting process has been extended from the SA Food Introducing an award in Duncan’s name recognises his passion and achievements. The category aims to recognise an individual who has developed and driven a successful entrepreneurial idea for the food industry. Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Minister Leon Bignell VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au 641151 8418.11.11 AG82715 BE CHAINSAW SAFE!
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